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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:45
  • Bedrooms:18
  • Bathrooms:9
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A delightful and authentic visit to the Pennsylvania Wilds! The secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side by side wings (buildings) connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has three levels. There are 28 rooms in all, each having lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group exchanges. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.

There is a fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area; a kitchenette is also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” (Guests are, of course, responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. (It should be noted, however, that restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.)

Although the lodge is rustic it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood; others are carpeted. Creative touches introduced by the owner-builder throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.

A large barn (unheated) is available for indoor activities such as weddings, active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. The barn, like the lodge, has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.

There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests particularly enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities are available including campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.

The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.

Keywords: Lodge Retreat

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All renters must be 25 or older, or accompanied by an adult. No college groups. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No indoor smoking. Smoking on grounds and on decks is okay....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 40-45

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • West 2nd floor A: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • West 2ed floor C: 1 queen

    Share bathroom with room B...moreless

  • West 2nd floor B: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with room C...moreless

  • West 3rd floor D: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms E, F & G...moreless

  • West 3rd floor E: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms D, F & G...moreless

  • East 3rd floor R: 1 bunk bed

    Shared bath...moreless

  • East 3rd floor L: 1 queen

    Shared bath...moreless

  • East 3rd floor M: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor N: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor O: 1 queen

    Private bath; although can be shared with room O. High Bed...moreless

  • East 3rd floor P: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bathroom; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor Q: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • West 3ed floor F: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms D, E & G...moreless

  • West 3ed floor G: 1 double

    Share bathroom with D. E & F...moreless

  • East 1st floor I: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • East 1st floor H: 1 queen

    Private bath...moreless

  • East 2nd floor J: 1 king

    Open with limited privacy; large private bath...moreless

  • East 2nd floor K: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • In addition to bedrooms, there are some futons and sleep sofas.

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A large activity barn with toilet facilities is available for games, dancing, dramatic events, weddings. Many games are available such as volleyball , badminton, horseshoes, bocce. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with many channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are two living rooms - one in the east wing and one in the west wing. Each seats 8+...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon cell tower recently constructed nearby; cell phone signals now excellent!...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Very ample parking...moreless

  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Access to Internet is via DSL (digital subscriber line - over wires of local telephone. Signal throughout lodge wings and on decks. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Pellet Stove for added comfort. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Well-stocked with cooking and serving supplies. Dishes and tableware for approximately 24. Disposable tableware advised for larger groups. Smaller full kitchen also available....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Elevated decks encircle the west wing on three sides; connect the easy and west wing; extend beyond the east wing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and gas grill...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$600

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

$500 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $30.00 per person per night. Ask about discounts for very large groups.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day; $600 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $40.00 per person per night.

$300 damage deposit will be returned to you after the lodge is looked over for any damage, including, but is not limited to, smoke of any kind.

A $500 or $600 fee, depending on what dates are used, will be charged for barn rental for weddings.

Please pay 30 days prior to you stay. Make checks payable to Firth Maple Products, 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Erie, PA
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Canoe Brewery
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cross Creek, south of Titusville
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Erie, PA
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dutch Treat - Amish dishes and theme
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Peak n 'Peek
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Presque Isle on Lake Erie

Car: Necessary

The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.

Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I am the on-site manager. I live at the lodge. It is a wonderful place to wake up every day. All the views are amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. I do a lot of kayaking in the summer, so I am not around the lodge much when I have guests. I enjoy meeting new people each week. My family owns a few business. We make maple syrup and have a sawmill, which is where I work. I sell our maple syrup at the lodge. It's delicious! I also enjoy snowmobiling, so I love Northwest Pennsylvania winters. Yes, I am that one person that loves all the snow.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Valley, PA, USA:
We are very interested in sustainable forestry and maintaining wooded properties in our area as “working forests”. We have tried to exemplify this type of forest management through very careful and conservative logging practices along with the production of maple syrup on several properties. This resulted in us being named PA Tree Farmer of the Year in 2013. We love the Lodge, and want people to see how beautiful the forest is.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • South View of Lodge

    South View of Lodge

  • Sitting Room, West Wing

    Sitting Room, West Wing

  • Room E

    Room E

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Kitchenette

    Kitchenette

  • Sitting area East Wing

    Sitting area East Wing

  • Eating Room

    Eating Room

  • Room K

    Room K

  • Room M

    Room M

  • Ping pong table

    Ping pong table

  • East view of the lodge

    East view of the lodge

  • Barn ready for wedding

    Barn ready for wedding

  • West Wing Living Room

    West Wing Living Room

  • Room A

    Room A

  • Room G

    Room G

  • Kids TV room

    Kids TV room

  • Stage. Good for weddings!

    Stage. Good for weddings!

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Room J

    Room J

  • Room L

    Room L

  • No A/C, but we have fans in both buildings for ventilation

    No A/C, but we have fans in both buildings for ventilation

  • All showers look alike

    All showers look alike

  • Barn

    Barn

  • Wedding in Barn

    Wedding in Barn

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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North West Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WEDDINGS; MUSIC EVENTS

Grand Valley, PA, USA #288167

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